Wild Trade Zucker to Penguins

Wild Trade Zucker to Penguins

February 10th, 2020 The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk, a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick and prospect Calen Addison, according to Bob McKenzie. The 2020 first-round pick could be moved to 2021 if the Penguins fail to make the...
Jarry Making Case for Penguins' MVP

Jarry Making Case for Penguins' MVP

February 10th, 2020 The 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins have been shackled by injuries. To list a few names: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, Brian Dumoulin and Patric Hornqvist all spent time on the injured reserve list. Despite the many hurdles, the team has remained diligent and disciplined,...

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February 4th, 2020
Pittsburgh Penguins

“One look is all it took.” Five words sum up a Pittsburgh Penguins overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers as both teams begin the backstretch of the 2019-20 NHL season. A crucial point in the standings and another home victory for Pittsburgh. But for the fans who listen on the radio, the call ranks among the countless memorable phrases that are uniquely Mike Lange's, the Penguins’ longtime announcer. Pittsburgh Penguins broadcasters Mike Lange (left) and Phil Bourque. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) Calling play-by-play presents many challenges. To track the ebb and flow of a hockey game - while articulating each player’s moves or assessing the strategy and counter punch of the coaches - is a skill that carries broadcasters to the top of their profession. And Lange has elevated his game-calling to an art form. When Sidney Crosby lasered the game-winning goal into the net on Jan. 31, it was no surprise that Lange uttered the precise words to...
February 3rd, 2020
Penguins Goaltending

The National Hockey League had a very light and early schedule on Sunday as there was some sort of “Big Game” on later in the evening. Before the sports world focused their attention on Miami, FL, a pair of goaltenders kept their personal streaks alive. Also, it’s Monday and that means its time for our Week in Review segment. Elvis is Still in the Building If the Stanley Cup playoffs were to start today, the Columbus Blue Jackets would be in them. Despite all the big names lost during the offseason and a slew of key injuries, they keep finding ways to win. The Blue Jackets beat the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday afternoon to extend their current point streak to eight games. Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins made 27 saves in a 4-3 victory to help the Blue Jackets leapfrog over the New York Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division. He has won his last six starts and the winning streak is the longest by a rookie netminder in franchise history. Merzlikins has...
February 2nd, 2020
Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON — Patric Hornqvist scored the day after undergoing a dental procedure, Matt Murray made 29 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Sunday in the 50th regular-season game between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. Crosby assisted on Dominik Simon's goal to give him 12 points in seven games since returning from injury. Ovechkin was held off the score sheet and remained at 37 goals this season and 695 for his career. By winning in regulation, the Penguins crept within four points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals with an extra game left to play. They're 2-0 out of their bye week and have won five of seven since Crosby came back. Pittsburgh made life difficult on rookie Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who allowed goals to Sam Lafferty, Hornqvist, Simon and Brandon Tanev on 33 shots. In his first career start against the Penguins, Samsonov gave up one goal short side, one off his stick, one on a rebound and was victimized by a...
February 2nd, 2020
Pittsburgh Penguins

When Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford signed Brandon Tanev this past summer for $3.5 million, that was not a total surprise. Depth players like Tanev are starting to get larger dollar amounts with the NHL salary cap continuing to rise. The parts of the signing that made people double take was the six-year term and a modified no-trade clause.  Six years is a long time in hockey. Almost every team has a completely overhauled roster compared to what they looked like in 2014. The guys that stick around long term for teams are the players that are all-stars and have possible Hall of Fame potential. Not a jab at Tanev, but he isn’t a player that screams ‘future Hall of Famer’.  Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Brandon Tanev (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) Sidney Crosby and Tanev are the only forwards on the Penguins that have deals into the 2024-25 season. Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang’s contracts both expire in 2021-22.   It was a deal...
February 1st, 2020
Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will renew hostilities for the first time this season on Sunday. In a unique scheduling scenario, the division rivals went four months into the season without crossing each other’s paths but are now set to face-off four times in the next seven weeks.  Each contest will be a weekend matinee, with three of the four games being broadcast nationwide in the U.S. on NBC including the upcoming affair on Sunday. The Caps and Pens have a long, storied history between them and once again find themselves sitting one-two in the Metropolitan Division as we embark on the stretch drive of the 2019-20 season. Historic Origins The Caps/Pens rivalry dates all the way back to 1991 when the two teams first met in the postseason. Led by superstar Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh dispatched of Washington in five games in the Patrick Division finals en route to their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history.  The two clubs met again the...
January 31st, 2020
Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby beat Brian Elliott 55 seconds into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. The Penguins blew a two-goal lead but recovered for their NHL-leading 19th home victory when Crosby's wrist shot slipped by Elliott for his ninth of the season. Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry, fresh of his first All-Star appearance, stopped 27 shots for the Penguins. Jakub Voracek, Tyler Pitlick and Scott Laughton scored for Philadelphia. Elliott finished with 16 saves. Matt Niskanen added two assists for the Flyers but some stellar play by Jarry in the third period helped the Penguins force overtime. Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Pittsburgh's promising first half — one in which the Penguins stayed in the thick of the Metropolitan Division race despite injuries up and down the roster, from Crosby to Malkin to Jake...

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied... January 2nd, 2020

Penguins Hockey - The Last Days of the Igloo

Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena, affectionately known as The Igloo and former home of Penguins hockey, is finally being demolished. - Story by Brian Lutz Strange things happen before every Pittsburgh Penguins home game. Up until game time, everyone lucky enough to secure tickets does the same... October 24th, 2011